2008 and 2012 Olympian Jemma Lowe features on a set of commemorative stamps launched by the Isle of Man post office to mark the 2016 edition of the Olympic Game in Rio de Janeiro.
Each stamp depicts the Team GB logo and a different sporting event of the Olympic Games, covering cycling, athletics, gymnastics and swimming. Lowe appears on the swimming version, with an overhead shot of her competing in the 200m fly in London alongside a Union Flag.
In a significant contrast from the home games of 2012, which saw everything from stamps to golden post boxes, the Isle of Man Post Office is the only UK postal administration to release a set of Team GB stamps. These are available as a set, a sheetlet, presentation pack and special covers with date postmarks including first day of issue, each with accompanying stamp literature including further high definition images.
“Postage stamps offer an iconic and unique opportunity to mark memorable moments in time and there’s no better sporting stage to do so than Team GB’s participation at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.” said Samuel Day, Licensing & Retail Manager of British Olympic Association. “We are hugely proud to do just that with this officially licensed stamp offering from the Isle of Man Post Office.”
Maxine Cannon, Isle of Man Post Office General Manager adds: “With the Island’s strong connections to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games the post office saw it only fitting that we produce a set of stamps in recognition of our participation in this wonderful sporting event. On behalf of the Isle of Man Post Office I would like to send our very best wishes to the Team GB athletes who will be heading to Brazil for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.”
Stamps can be purchased online direct from the IoM Post Office.